On the occasion of EUROPARC 2010 – the event that gathers in Pescasseroli representatives from European Parks – and of the unveiling of the TOTEM OF PEACE, the awarding ceremony for the Mediterranean Award "Angelo Vassallo" for Environment and Co-development, given in 2010 to the Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park for its action to protect environment and nature, took place.

The international Jury of the “Mediterranean Award” wanted to devote this section to the memory of the mayor of Pollica Angelo Vassallo – brutally murdered on the 5th of September – to bring testimony of his action to establish legality, to protect the environment and the sustainable development.

Guest speakers:
• the mayor of Pescasseroli Nunzio Finamore;
• the President of the Park Giuseppe Rossi and the Director Vittorio Ducoli;
• the President of the Fondazione Mediterraneo Michele Capasso with the responsible for the institutional relations Claudio Azzolini and more institutional members;
• M.P. Leonzio Borea, Head of the National Community Service Unit;
• the mayor of Ispica Piero Rustico;
• the Coordinator of the “Towns for Peace in the World” Michele Voria;
• Mayors of the municipalities of the Vesuvio, Cilento and Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise Park;
• Delegations of citizens from Santa Maria di Castellabate, Acciaroli and other areas of Cilento;
• MPs and representatives from national and international institutions;
• Representatives from the Trade Unions and the civil society.

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